The iPod touch has long been described as an iPhone that can’t make phone calls, or access a cellular network. Despite rumors for some time that the iPod touch range would see a 3G/4G chipset, nothing has come of it, and iPod touch users are stuck with just having Wi-Fi. That’s where FreedomPop comes in.
FreedomPop has released a new iPod touch sleeve which essentially clips a 4G chip to the back of your iPod. Best of all, the service is “free”. You pay a $99 deposit up front, and get 500MB of data each month. If you don’t like it, or want to return it, you can and you’ll get your $99 back. If you’re feeling generous, you can offer it up as a mobile hotspot for up to 8 devices at once. If you are going to hook up that many devices though, you may want to pay to increase your allowance.
FreedomPop’s iPod sleeve is available to pre-order now from the company’s online store.